Item description for Introduction To Bible Interpretation (Revised) by William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg & Robert L. Hubbard Jr...
Overview The authors of this book have combined years of expertise and devotion to Scripture to provide a truly unique volume that sets forth concise, logical, practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word.
The authors of this book have combined years of expertise and devotion to Scripture to provide a truly unique volume that sets forth concise, logical, practical guidelines for discovering the truth in God's Word. Ten years after its initial publication, the authors now have thoroughly updated it in light of the latest scholarship.
"This is a remarkably comprehensive study of the whole area of biblical interpretation. Thoroughly evangelical, it also interacts with nonevangelical interpretational stances. No other volume available on biblical interpretation does so much so well."- Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.49" Width: 6.82" Height: 1.62" Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785252258 ISBN13 9780785252252
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More About William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg & Robert L. Hubbard Jr
William Klein has written several books and is published in many magazines and journals, and has served as a pastor. He is currently Professor of New Testament and Chairman of the Division of Biblical Studies at Denver Seminary
William W. Klein currently resides in the state of Colorado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Introduction To Bible Interpretation (Revised)?
Not the best... Feb 28, 2007
This book is very well laid out, and points out both sides of the arguments. Very good for seeing what one side says to one issue, and what the other side says to the same. However, some issues are touchy, inerrancy being one. Page 146 "the Bible is a trustworthy communication by Spirit-guided interpreters and is true in all it intends to teach." The Bible was not given to men to teach them science, but the God of Science is the God of the Bible - If the Holy Spirit is the author of the text and He errs in some matter (in this case of science) then God is not God. B.B. Warfield, whom they quote for the "conservative" position, is right. Go get a copy of Revelation and Inspiration, Oxford Press, 1927. Still the best. I am very concerned with how they also handle the Holy Spirit. While they acknowledge His place in the writing of the Bible, all I seem to read about is what did the author on earth mean? I see precious little to help one understand the place of the Holy Spirit upon the authors, except for a bit here and a dash there. How about what does the Bible say? Could we please get to that? I really do wish more biblical texts were quoted. I am WELL aware many interpretations exist, but this does not negate the fact that we cannot deny the singular purpose of The Scriptures as the revelation of Jesus Christ. Yet, the reader feels lost on this point, and that could also be due to the fact that this book clearly needs an editor. As a humanities major, I went through line by line, and condensed almost 70-80% of the sentences. No appendx for terms, and a cursory index of subjects - I am disappointed that Nelson would let something like that slide especially when this book is used in higher education. It is a good book. Well researched. Covers both sides of an issue. Points the reader in the right direction. Helpful for the foundations of hermeneutics. Footnotes as far as the eye can see. But better exist. Can be improved - all hope is not lost -but a drawing board will be needed.
level headed reading Jan 22, 2007
a good semi-technical work on biblical studies/interpretation. There are some things to disagree with of course, but for the most part it contains very helpful material.
Scholarly and well-researched, but lacking organization and conciseness Dec 15, 2005
This book on the genre-based hermeunetical approach is conservative, well-researched, and very informative. However, the book suffers from what seems to be lack of editing, poor organization of sub-topics, and sheer wordiness. I would use this book as a reference for an in-depth study of a particular genre and as a gateway to other scholarly resources, but not as an intro to hermeneutics. For an intro hermeneutics book that takes a similar approach as this one, I recommend Stuart and Fee's How to Read the Bible for All its Worth.
excellent Oct 18, 2005
I agree with the author: the book "focuses attention rather on the needs of the "practitioner" who desires a reliable guide to the actual practice of interpretation from a conservative point of view" I found the book to have all of what I was looking for, which is a textbook for a Hermeneutics class. Here is a random sample of my notes from the book, p. 202 a probable reading: -is possible according to the norms of the language -accounts for each linguistic component in the text -follows the conventions for its type of literature - is coherent
It must account for: -what the text is about: facts or issues -why the text was written -the form in which the message is incarnated -the power or force of the text that results from previous three points
Revised edition improves this standard Oct 6, 2004
Potential readers will want to assure they look at this thoroughly revised and updated version of the book that originally appeared in 1993. This 2004 second edition responds to some of issues in reviews of the first edition and updates all the discussions, footnotes, and bibliographies. At the same time, it remains thoroughly evangelical in its approach and presuppositions--and does not seek to hide that fact. And while it acknowledges the more philosophical turn that "hermeneutics" has taken (the countours of which follow Schleiermarcher, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur), it focuses attention rather on the needs of the "practitioner" who desires a reliable guide to the actual practice of interpretation from a conservative point of view--not a philosophy of understanding. To fault it for not doing more is to ask for a book longer than the already formidable 563 pages.